Technical Assistant

GREAT PLAINS HEALTH HR   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 6, 2022
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Technical Assistant
Float Pool
PRN
Varied Shifts

Mission-
To inspire health and healing by putting patients first - ALWAYS.

Position Summary-
The Technical Assistant assists perioperative services departments with support services of patient transport, environmental services, stocking, ordering supplies, and licensed anesthesia providers in various settings under the direct supervision of a licensed anesthesia provider and/or Registered Nurse. Provides support for routine surgical cases by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of patient equipment and anesthesia delivery systems before, during and after anesthesia. Ensuring adequate supplies are maintained. Individuals functioning as Technical Assistant/ Anesthesia Technicians should be capable of a level of self direction and supervision with what is commensurate with their training.

Minimum Qualifications-
Education: HS Diploma or equivalent.
Credentials: BLS

Physical Demands
1-Must be able to lift 50lbs from waist height and assist in transferring patients to chair/stretcher frequently.
2-Must be able to push/pull 10-4 lbs at waist height on frequent basis.
3-Must be able to stand 3-5 hours.
4-Must be able to kneel and squat on constant basis.
5-Must be able to perform extended reach above shoulder height on a constant basis.
6-Must be able to use computer and perform keyboarding on frequent basis.
7-Must be able to use phone, fax, and copier on frequent basis.
8-Visual acuity and manual dexterity required.

Essential Functions-
1-Follows biologic hazards, infection control precautions and all standard precautions and policy and procedure.
2-Demonstrates understanding of sterile technique and the principals of aseptic practice.
3-Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills to work with patients, anesthesia care providers and other members of the health care team.
4-Procures supplies and equipment needed for the anesthetic procedure. Performs daily testing on anesthesia machines per protocol with documentation and follow up as needed.
5-Participates in operating room turnover after case completion.
6-Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills, patient & customer centered, is detail-oriented and accurate.
7-Able to multi-task, manage time well and work efficiently under pressure, adapts to change in a positive manner.
8-Maintains par levels of supplies in anesthesia pyxis units, ensures the anesthesia workroom, carts and c-section OR are well stocked. Maintains sterile supplies within the expiration date.
9-Maintains the availability of necessary equipment in each SDS pre/phase 1 & 2 recovery operating room, inventories, order and maintains departmental supply stock consistent with departmental demand. Cognizant of where supplies are kept and is able to obtain or stock them accordingly.
10-Transports patients from the inpatient units to the pre op holding area, to the car for dismissal etc. Checks chart for completeness permit, lab, x-ray and EKG reports, history and physical.